The Amazing Grace Food Pantry Groundbreaking Ceremony was a huge success Saturday, November 19th. God had the right people in the right place. A tour of the current pantry kicked off the ceremony.

Check out our Building Hope page to see the new building progress as it happens. This new building will have a waiting area for clients so they will no longer need to wait in the elements for their weekly food box, and we’re including a larger self-shopping area for bread and produce. The slab will be poured in December and the outside walls should be up by March. YOUR HELP is needed for the rest of this project (septic system, interior finish-out, storage racks and so much more). Visit our Building Hope page to find out how to contribute… no amount is too small!

One in every 4 children in our community live in food-insecure households. For most households, food insecurity is a measure of food access problems., anxiety and poor nutrition… rather than “missing meals”. Kindergartners who experience even minimal food insecurity at home learn less than their peers do during that formative year. Read more about Child Food Insecurity & Development.

While there are 3 food pantries in Wylie, we work together to meet the community needs by serving on different days and times, offering different product varieties and at different frequencies. These differences give clients choices, variety and allow us to work together to help strengthen our future with good nutrition and full tummies. The number of food-insecure is growing; Amazing Grace Food Pantry serves twice as many people this year as we did last year!

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”
Matthew 25:35

Thank you for working together to change lives, showing what it means to love your neighbor in Collin County. A special thank you to those who bore the chill to give words of encouragement and wisdom. We appreciate you so much!

St Paul Mayor Pro Tem, Robert Simmons
Wylie Mayor Pro Tem, Keith Stephens
Wylie Chief of Police, Anthony Henderson
Sharing Life CEO,  Teresa Jackson
Collin County Homeless Coalition, Stacy Brown

So many others graciously showed their support with their presence and donations: Wylie Fire Department, Tom Thumb Wylie Store Director Justin Johnson, Sonia Duggan of Wylie News, Randy and Gigi, Pamela Baker of Wylie Lions Club, Lowes in Muphy, Plano Power Equipment, Culleoka Baptist Church, Collin County Baptist Association, First Baptist Wylie, St Anthony’s, Church of Latter Day Saints, Ronan Trucking, 5 Loaves Food Pantry and The Bridge Connection.

Thank you AGFP volunteers and members of the Board of Directors… your dedication is contagious!

And a HUGE shout out to Chase Oaks Church, Pastor Craig Rush and Jack Reese who worked hard setting up and cleaning up after the event. You are a blessing! Many commented on how much they liked Pastor Craig… you may see an increase in service over the next few weeks!

This event memorialized a new beginning for Amazing Grace Food Pantry and the greater Collin County community. We look forward to serving in this new building, built by the love and generosity of the community, area churches and the continued support of generous area businesses. It certainly does and will take a village. Visit our Building Hope page to find the latest information on the building project, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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